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Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl Chumley is online opinion editor for The Washington Times, the author of “The Devil in DC: Winning Back the Country From the Beast in Washington” and of "Police State USA: How Orwell’s Nightmare is Becoming Our Reality," and a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Fund for American Studies. Email her at [email protected]. 

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

Grilled zucchini hummus only takes about 20 minutes to make. It can be served immediately or chilled. It will thicken slightly as it chills. (Associated Press)

Seven tons of hummus recalled over contamination scare

Lansal food producer executives have recalled more than seven tons of hummus, the company's voluntary response to a Texas health department finding of possible contamination in the Target Archer Farms Traditional version of the product. Published May 23, 2014

** FILE ** Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. (Associated Press)

Mark Levin dubs Harry Reid the 'Donald Sterling of Senate'

Conservative talk show giant Mark Levin took to the airwaves to denounce a Democratic-controlled Senate that he slammed for hypocrisy, in effect asking: How can you demand the Redskins change its NFL name, yet stand by racist statements made by your own party leader, Harry Reid? Published May 23, 2014

** FILE ** This May 9, 2014, file photo shows House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Pelosi's Benghazi picks like 'carrying library books' to knife fight: Weiner

Anthony Weiner, the former hard-charging Democratic congressman who's star fell from a sexting scandal, nonetheless jumped back into the daily political discourse to offer his opinion on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's picks for the Benghazi committee: You could do better, he said. Published May 23, 2014

** FILE ** U.S. Pacific Command's Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, talks to the media following a session on "Security Outlook" in the ongoing World Economic Forum on East Asia Friday, May 23, 2014, at the financial district of Makati city east of Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

U.S. commander warns of China-Vietnam standoff spreading to region

Adm. Samuel Locklear, the U.S. commander for the Pacific region, had a blunt warning about the misstep that could be made by underestimating territorial tensions between China and Vietnam: It could spark a much wider conflict with surrounding jurisdictions, he said. Published May 23, 2014

Deputy Postmaster General Ronald A. Stroman, fourth from right, and others, applaud during the unveiling ceremony of the Harvey Milk Forever Stamp in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washingotn, Thursday, May 22, 2014. Joining Stroman, from left are, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., Stuart Milk, Founder and President, Harvey Milk Foundation, Ambassador UN Ambassador Samantha Power, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla. On the day he would have turned 84 years old, Harvey Milk, the San Francisco supervisor and gay activist gunned down at City Hall in 1978, had a postal stamp in his honor unveiled at the White House today. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Harvey Milk stamp sparks feverish sales: 'He stood for gay rights'

The U.S. Postal Service's release of the Harvey Milk stamp has sparked such anticipation and excitement — especially among the gay crowd — that customers in one Castro neighborhood of San Francisco actually lined the streets in the early morning hours, waiting for the local post office to open so they could buy "forever" stamps. Published May 23, 2014

Mark Cuban arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP) ** FILE **

Mark Cuban apologizes to Trayvon Martin's family for hoodie comment

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban apologized to Trayvon Martin's family for comments he made about racism — specifically when he remarked that in certain circumstances, if he saw a black man in a hoodie while walking the street, he would cross the road. Published May 23, 2014

** FILE ** This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo shows  Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder of Amazon, at the introduction of the new Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Paperwhite personal devices, in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

Amazon vows 10,000 robots in warehouses by year's end

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said to investors that by the end of the year, he would have up to 10,000 robots filling customer orders in company warehouses — a significant jump over the 1,000 or so that are already there. Published May 23, 2014

FILE - In this June 18, 2010, file photo, the firing squad execution chamber at the Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah, is shown. Used mostly in the 19th and 20th centuries, it was also used in 1977 in Utah to execute Gary Gilmore, the first inmate put to death after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed capital punishment to resume, and two other Utah inmates. Some experts consider it the quickest and least painful method. (AP Photo/Trent Nelson, Pool, File)

Tennessee brings back electric chair as lethal injection supplies dry up

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law that brings back the electric chair for inmates facing death sentences, while Wyoming lawmakers are mulling whether to use a firing squad — all in response to the shortage of drugs used to make lethal injections for prisoners. Published May 23, 2014

Courtesy of the U.S. Embassy in Madrid

U.S. Embassy in Madrid flies rainbow-colored flag in honor of LGBT day

Spanish newspapers reported that the U.S. Embassy in Madrid flew a rainbow flag — the universally recognized symbol of the gay rights movement — at least one day last week, and that the openly gay U.S. Ambassador to Spain, James Costos, did the same at his official residence. Published May 22, 2014